There goes the oleophobic coating

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  1. Ramesh

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  2. Dustu2

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    :( That's certainly bad news. Do you reckon it's just his phone, or should we all be preparing for this?
     
  3. Youngbinks

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    Oh dang, that's not looking too good for Apple.
     
  4. lady_bugz22

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    Yikes! I'm glad I have a protector on mine. My daughter likes playing that game on my phone.
     
  5. Hondamaker

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    I'm not surprised that the coating can be eventually rubbed off. I think mine is!
    Coming soon, a screen protector!
     
  6. Maaz

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    Got a screen protector on mine :)
     
  7. Get_Zwole

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    this is what i figured would happen which is why i put a protector on asap after i got it.
     
  8. azsprty

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    haven't put on a screen protector and wont
     
  9. The Apple

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    If my screen coating starts wearing off I will have it replaced under warranty. If they give me crap I will work my way up the call list until I hit Jobs. I have never had a problem reporting any issues though. They always take care of my issues properly.
     
  10. Lincoln

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    I'll do the same. I like the feeling of the oleophobic screen way too much to slap a screen protector on it.
     
  11. Buffy

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    Argh, I hate this! I LOVE not using a screen protector; the screen is so much brighter when I compare it to my V1 which has a protector. I love playing Unblock Me, though, which requires constant swiping of the screen. I wondered if this would wear on the oleo coating. However, if I put a screen protector on now, there's no going back, is there? Does a screen protector take the oleo coating with it once removed?
     
  12. Buffy

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    But what if it starts wearing off after the warranty is up? :eek:
     
  13. dturner

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    +1 to all. I like the feel of the screen. A protector defeats the purpose of it. If and when it shows signs of ware, I will deal with it then.
     
  14. dturner

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    I don't think a quality one (like from Apple) would hurt the coating. Now some of these "deals" I have seen on the forum such as 10/$1 or some such crap may prove to be a different matter. Stick with quality if you decide to put one on.
     
  15. Buffy

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    *Sigh. I may just wait it out to see if it does wear off before the warranty is up. I can always put a screen protector on after that time.
     
  16. dturner

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    This is my thinking too. If it starts to show signs when the warranty is about up, I will get it replaced and then slap a protector on so it will be in good shape to sell when I get the new phone next year.:p
     
  17. ZR_Yancy

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    My case has a plastic cover on i don't think I have to worry. At least I hope not. I don't play enough games that needs constant swiping.
     
  18. BrownGem

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    I wondered how this coating would holld up when I first heard about it. Probably some people have a heavier touch than others. I think Apple should make a product that will remove the coating. I would hate to have to exchange my device because of this issue. It work perfectly and has no issues.
     
  19. Cloverfield

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    It's a shame the coating will wear off...I knew it would but didn't think it would be this soon. Hopefully mine doesn't go for a while.
     
  20. trnsilver

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    That is how I feel.
     

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